custodial care


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custodial care

[kəstō′dē·əl]
Etymology: L, custodia, guarding, garrire, to chatter
services and care of a nonmedical nature provided on a long-term basis, usually for convalescent and chronically ill individuals. Kinds of custodial care include board, personal assistance, and room.

cus·to·di·al care

(kŭs-tō'dē-ăl kār)
Nonskilled personal care to assist with activities of daily living.
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Paying for your caregiver Because custodial care at home is a significant expense, many patients without long-term-care insurance cannot fund homecare indefinitely.
A paradigm shift from custodial care to community care has occurred due to (i) Advances in medical technology in assessment and treatment of mental disorders; (ii) the human rights movement; (iii) World Health Organization's (WHO) definition of 'health' (4); and (iv) Promotive, preventive, curative, rehabilitative approaches and mitigation of disability.
It's used to pay for services related to someone's health, in this case custodial care giving for activities of daily living
Chapter topics include supervising young offenders, custodial care, and risk assessment.
However, Medicare will not pay for intermediate care or custodial care (see page 472).
The difference between skilled and custodial care relates primarily to one's ability to recover a medically defined level of independence regarding activities of daily living.
Long-term care insurance--pays for skilled nursing, intermediate care, or custodial care for a patient in a nursing facility or residence.
She said: "After six long years I hope that we at last find out the truth and that the outcome of the inquest has a real effect on psychiatric and custodial care in the future.
Based on statistics, one writer has calculated that a 90-day custodial care stay is 1,200 times more likely than a 90-day stay in an acute care hospital.
Certainly in South Africa most female inmates imprisoned for crimes of property (theft, shoplifting etc) have at least one suspended sentence before they were put into custodial care.
It is likely that, in cases of severe deficits in memory or motor function, hospitalization and/or custodial care would be a likely outcome.
Catherine Falk said her Oscar-nominated father "requires full-time custodial care for his health and safety" as she started the legal process of asking for a conservatorship - a type of legal guardianship - at the Los Angeles County Superior Court.